Powered by a high-resolution charge-coupled device (CCD), multiple optic modules, precise mechanisms, complex electrical controls, and sophisticated algorithms, Utechzone’s AOIs/AVIs leverage machine vision to detect product defects and reduce the limitations of legacy optical instruments. Here, CCD captures images of inspection targets under specific lighting structures and subsequently, algorithms help determine defects. Further, Utechzone’s in-house R&D center in Taiwan ensures optimal quality in the manufacturing of every product. Tsuo mentions that aging human inspection practices are steadily becoming inefficient as it increases fatigue among personnel. With AOI/AVI, the company brings forth a data-driven approach to identify defects and further segregates them into different categories using Artificial Intelligence to supplement the product quality.
However, initially, Utechzone focused only on the printed circuit board manufacturing such as IC substrate, HDI, flip chip, flex PCB, and so on. After years of hard work, Utechzone not only keeps the highest market share for IC substrate manufacturers but continues to widen coverage to provide solutions for flip chip, HDI, and flex PCB manufacturers.
Utechzone has emerged as the leading automatic optical inspection (AOI)/automated vision inspection (AVI) manufacturer in Taiwan
Utechzone now also possess the highest market share for LCD CF/Cell AOI and LCD API in the Greater China area. In 2018, Utechzone extended to chip on film (COF) and semiconductor inspection, aiming to provide a total solution and become the AOI/AVI systems manufacturer with the greatest coverage to balance industrial fluctuations.
“Our AOI replaces the brain, eyes, and arms, enabling human beings to experience high precision at a reasonable cost,” says Tsuo in concluding the definition of AOI. Having started with just four personnel, the firm now employs more than 400 employees with revenue expanding to NTD 3,115,762 in thousands in the fiscal year 2018. To keep up with the growth in the future, Utechzone has agents or affiliated companies in Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Singapore to diversify its footprint from Taiwan and emerge as a market leader in Asia-Pacific.